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post #1551 of 1559 (permalink) Old 03-07-2019, 07:03 AM
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What causes an issue when you try to fit the rad on the top? I have an MC500P and it looks like a 280mm shouldn't be an issue, though I only actually run a 240, so I can't really speak from experience.
I would guess you have the rad in the rad bracket? Or did you put the fans above the rad?

The rad bracket is big enough for two 240 fans. The radiator itself has a perimeter of 4+ inches more than the rad bracket. Trying to fit it in would be like trying to stick a size 12 foot into a size 8 shoe. It is visibly impossible.

You could try to put the fans above the rad at the top, which I did give a small effort. I didn't get very far. I might try it again by attaching the fans first and then lifting it up into the bracket. Of course this would defeat the purpose of having the bracket for ease of access, installation, etc., but it would still be worth it for the extra vertical clearance.

I get the feeling like it's going to wind up in the front if I can actually install it. I'll be trying again tonight.

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I would guess you have the rad in the rad bracket? Or did you put the fans above the rad?

The rad bracket is big enough for two 240 fans. The radiator itself has a perimeter of 4+ inches more than the rad bracket. Trying to fit it in would be like trying to stick a size 12 foot into a size 8 shoe. It is visibly impossible.

You could try to put the fans above the rad at the top, which I did give a small effort. I didn't get very far. I might try it again by attaching the fans first and then lifting it up into the bracket. Of course this would defeat the purpose of having the bracket for ease of access, installation, etc., but it would still be worth it for the extra vertical clearance.

I get the feeling like it's going to wind up in the front if I can actually install it. I'll be trying again tonight.

Yep, rad mounted to the bracket, fans mounted to the bottom side of the rad. That's odd though, I guess I either didn't take a good look at how a 280mm rad would fit, or my memory is just trash.

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Yep, rad mounted to the bracket, fans mounted to the bottom side of the rad. That's odd though, I guess I either didn't take a good look at how a 280mm rad would fit, or my memory is just trash.
How much room is left over in the bracket? Are the fans smaller than the bracket? I would assume that they are as the tubes would need to navigate past the fans and down to the CPU.

The H115i 280mm radiator is larger than the 280mm fans in this same sense. The length of the H115i Platinum radiator is like 322 mm, far exceeding the length of the bracket.

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How much room is left over in the bracket? Are the fans smaller than the bracket? I would assume that they are as the tubes would need to navigate past the fans and down to the CPU.

The H115i 280mm radiator is larger than the 280mm fans in this same sense. The length of the H115i Platinum radiator is like 322 mm, far exceeding the length of the bracket.
the 280mm rad can fit in the top only if you remove the drive bays first and then have the hoses coming down at the front of the case otherwise it impinges on stuff in the area around the CPU and the bend radius is to tight on the flexible coupling (making it weak and prone to snapping) and of course you have to mount the whole thing at once when the bracket is already on the case (really super annoying) and the screws dont exactly want to line up you also have to do all this when the case is empty (unless you want it rocking since only 1 of the centre screws will fit easily using the supplied screws when you still have the front panel I.O. and mobo fitted)

if you front mount with the hoses at the top its just a bit of a faff to get the cpu block through the gap at the front of the case (as in turn it slightly to one side or the other)

its you shout how you mount it at the end of the day, I had mine running in the mc5 for over 18 months without any issues though
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the 280mm rad can fit in the top only if...
Are you referring to the removable radiator bracket that is included with MC500P?

There's a removable bracket that is supposed to house the radiator. I'm certain that a radiator for two 240 mm fans will not fit in this bracket.
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Are you referring to the removable radiator bracket that is included with MC500P?

There's a removable bracket that is supposed to house the radiator. I'm certain that a radiator for two 240 mm fans will not fit in this bracket.
yeah I meant when you put the fans at the top in the bracket it can be physically attached under them with difficulty not that the rad fitted into the bracket
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it will fit in the front of the case, remove the grill and the plastic from the front of the case metal frame and bolt the rad to the outside fit the fans on top of the rad
Yep, this worked. I missed it on my first go because the screw holes don't line up exactly. But, that doesn't matter because you don't need to use the screw holes as the radiator itself provides purchase for the screws.

It appears that the front of the case was actually designed for these larger radiators. The bottom area of the front frame actually has an area for you to tuck in the bottom of the rad. I thought this when I saw it at first but passed over it when the screw holes didn't match up.

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I think I may have a bad motherboard. Check out the thread below if you like.

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Everything worked out. Awesome case! Big enough to accommodate a Corsair H115i Platinum and small enough to fit on top of my mini-fridge lol.

It was either this or some Fractal Design beast with three 140mm fans. I'm happy it was this smaller one.
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Everything worked out. Awesome case! Big enough to accommodate a Corsair H115i Platinum and small enough to fit on top of my mini-fridge lol.

It was either this or some Fractal Design beast with three 140mm fans. I'm happy it was this smaller one.
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